We love this 240 mm (9 1/2") saw because it's good, inexpensive, and works like a charm. Japanese dozuki saws are usually .3mm thick and have a steel back to give them rigidity. This saw is slightly thicker, .5mm, and doesn't need a rigid back. This means you can use it for deeper cuts through a board. It's a good inexpensive general-purpose cutoff saw. It works on the pull stroke, like all Japanese saws. The teeth are a combination rip and crosscut for general work. It's great for jobs like sawing plywood panels, where the stronger blade and the absence of a steel rib lets you cut into a large panel without interference. The saw cuts a little slower than a thinner saw but that's the only tradeoff. Replaceable blade. Approx. 16 tpi in a variable pattern. Made in Japan.